John Wesley Briner

22 July 1887–23 November 1954 (Age 67)
Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Briner was born on 22 July 1887, in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, Aaron F. Briner, was 30 and his mother, Ellen Della Chamberlin, was 23. He married Mary Ethel Puterbaugh on 7 April 1912, in Peru, Miami, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 23 November 1954, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Briner
Mary Ethel Puterbaugh
Marriage: 7 April 1912
John Richard Briner
James Russell Briner

Spouse and Children

7 April 1912
Peru, Miami, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Aaron F. Briner


    Ellen Della Chamberlin




    Amos Franklin Briner


    George Elies Briner



    William Anson Briner



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 16

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: habitational name for someone from Brin in Grison canton (Graubünden) or from the Brin valley.2 Probably also an Americanized spelling of Breiner .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Briner in household of Aaron F Briner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Briner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Briner, "United States Census, 1930"

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